Female Senior Support Worker (Team Leader) (Driver Essential)

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Reference number: 42743

Title: Female Senior Support Worker (Team Leader) (Driver Essential)

Hours: 22.5 hours per week, part time

Location: Glastonbury

Contract type: Fixed Term

Closing date: Monday 20 August 2018

Salary: 17,188 - 18,943 per annum, pro rata

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Team Leader (Social Care) at our service in Glastonbury. This is a part time position, working 22.5 hours per week in an accommodation service. This is a fixed term position for 12 months, after which the role will be reviewed.

The Team leader will need to manage the day to day running of a responsive innovative and high quality service for people with sensory impairments and complex needs.  Special attention will be paid to the creation of a continuous learning environment that will seek to maximise the potential of each person. 

You will assist the manager in the running of the service including co-ordinating and supervising the team to ensure that all shared responsibilities are fulfilled and systems maintained.

We will be shortlisting and conducting interviews as applications are received, so please be aware that this vacancy may close earlier than the above date.

About you

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate willingness to participate in training and development. You will need to communicate in a variety of different methods and be prepared to deal with challenging situations. You will also be expected to work on your own initiative and show patience and understanding.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of motivating others including carrying out supervision meetings.  You will have experience of working with adults with disabilities, monitoring the care provided and identifying and resolving issues arising from the 'day to day' operation.

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role. 

*For genuine occupational requirement reasons we are looking to appoint a female candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

About us

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Jo Pearse via jo.pearse@sense.org.uk

No agencies please.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

 If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

 

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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